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Vancouver vs Seattle
Van vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Van
Outside city centre
Sea
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Van
Outside city centre
Sea
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Van
Outside city centre
Sea
Van

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Seattle
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Van

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Sea
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sea
Van
White bread 500g
Sea
Van
Eggs 12
Sea
Van
White rice 1kg
Sea
Van

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sea
Van
Beef round 1kg
Sea
Van
Local cheese 1kg
Sea
Van

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Van
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Van
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Van

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Van
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Van
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Van

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Vancouver

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Van
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Van

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Van
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Van

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Van

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Sea
Van

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sea
Van
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sea
Van

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth